Now you can transform your 18-inch doll into her favorite frozen snow queen with this gorgeous dress pattern! This PDF pattern by Dollhouse Designs will help you create a beautiful long dress and bodice with an attached train. The long sleeves in this dress will end in elegant points over your doll's hands. The 5-gored skirt can be made with or without the side slit. The skirt of the dress is extra long in the back, forming a beautiful long train behind her. The dress opens in the back and the bodice opens on one side. Make the top with sheer mesh knit or use an optional woven version. You can make this dress as grand or as simple as you like!
This pattern is perfectly tailored for the newer 18" American Girl® dolls, but bonus pattern pieces are included for the wider body dolls as well. The finished dress measure 10 7/8" at the waist. The pattern contains professionally presented Vector-drawn patterns and fully illustrated step-by-step photos & diagrams. There are 28 pages of instructions, glossary, photos, & Information, including hints for beginning sewists.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress Top- Stretch Mesh, Jersey, Sheer Fabrics; Dress Skirt-Satin, Crepe, Poly Dupioni, or similar; Bodice - Same as Skirt plus Taffeta, overlay of lace if desired; Train (Cape)- Chiffon, Organza, Mesh, Lace; Lining- Lightweight Silky Polyester Lining Fabrics
-Dress Top: ¼ yard Lightweight Stretch Mesh
-Dress Skirt: ¾ yard Satin, Crepe, polyester Dupioni, or similar
-Bodice: ¼ yard - same as skirt, plus Taffeta types
-Train: 1 yard Chiffon, Organza, Mesh & similar
-Lining: 1 yard for bodice, train, & skirt facings; Lightweight silky type is the only kind that should be used for this project. These are found in the lining section and also with special occasion fabrics.
-Interfacing Remnant: (Optional) lightweight fusible or knit interfacing (only needed if snap is used)
-Extra Decorative Trims: Trims, Sequins, or Fabric Paint for embellishment, if desired
-Desired Closures: (hook and loop tape , snaps, buttons, etc)
-Notions: Additional embroidery thread or appliqués if desired
-Pinking Shears for fabric that frays
Skill Level: Advanced
What You Get: One 48 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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This dress turned out quite beautiful but the method of attaching the bodice & cape separately may be quite difficult for a young girl to understand how to put it on. I sent it to my 5 year old niece’s daughter( who is out of town) for Christmas & I’m expecting a call on how to put it on her doll? I have made the McCall’s Elsa dress for a young girl & it has a slight opening in the top edge of the back cape, this would make it easier to put on the doll. Overall, beautiful dress but definitely for an experienced sewer.
I bought the pattern several years ago, never knowing how many times I would use it! I've made at least 20 snow queen gowns for grand daughters, but mostly for private Christian School auctions and they have been donated and auctioned off and blessed the education of young people! I always get rave reviews! Thanks for making such a wonderful creative pattern. My most recent donation was a wedding dress made from the pattern!
I made the winter snow queen outfit. I did adjust the pattern to have a removable cape, but that was strictly my idea to put a fur trimmed cape on it. Beautiful dress!!
Very difficult pattern. I am definitely an advanced sewist with over 60 years experience, including some tailoring. It was hard going. Instructions are not really clear in many places. Close up photos often don’t show the context, like what exactly is being photographed. The results are beautiful; happy to show a pictures of a pink and a blue snow queen. But it was many more hours than I expected and lots of seam ripping to get it right.